May 17 Movement, one of the Tamil activists groups in Chennai protested outside Kamal Hassan"s office in Alwarpet, on Sunday (May 23) morning.
They were demanding that the actor should resign from the post of president (south) of the entertainment wing of Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and also give back his Padma Shri award to the Union government.
Those protesting say that FICCI is one of the sponsors of IIFA awards in Colombo in Sri Lanka in the first week of June first week.
After few minutes, Kamal came out from his office and received a petition from the activists and assured to fulfil their demands.
Soon, Kamal released a statement in which he cleared, "office bearers of FICCI will not participate in IIFA awards in Colombo and nothing would be achieved by surrendering the Padma award..."
Meanwhile all Tamil actors and directors have distanced themselves from the IIFA awards in Colombo.